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SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
members of the best broadcast team in baseball. please welcome dave fleming and john miller. >> now, all along the parade route this song that echoed through the ballpark and my broadcast partner on the radio dave fleming somehow has involuntary reaction to it. a lot of people think he's so into it. whenever the music comes on he can't contain himself. it's not even that and i'm going to show you it right now. >> i'm not sure where you're going with this john. >> it's uncontrollable for him so he's not really into even the thought of it but i want to show you what really happens. we seen him do it so many times in the ballpark. along the parade route they were pleading for him to do it. >> i don't know. >> so really -- now keep your eyes on dave. watch what happens when i say "oh gangom style". >> john, can do it with me too. >> okay, okay. i can't help it. [cheers and applause] now, another thing that occurred to us was that giants winning on the road the way they did, the one thing the giants' players really missed was that ability to share it with all of you, and we thought becau
SFGTV
Nov 1, 2012 1:30pm PDT
john gallagher. and i didn't announce this foró? our first couple of applicants, but i noted that we only have one applicant for seat six, which requires an individuals=ñ? with a physical disability. but if you would li3úñ?ñ?e to identify as an individual physical disability, it would be helpful for this city as well. we have mikel. he's not here. john. >> i'm john gallagher. service connected disabled vetera8ñ?ñ?n. got out of the marine corps, discharged honorably. i began working at a work study, i worked at the v.a. clinic, working there for a year, moved over to the vet center, which is in chico, california from 2002 thosenlñ?ñ? very experiences -- 2003 i worked foñ a veterans executive committee for rehabilitative services. we're a small shelter only housing five to six veterans at a time. i did case management, did my bachelor's degree in social work and my honors project was near homeless veterans in northern california and we received a grant to receive funding when we grew to a shelter the size of 30 bedrooms which exists today. in 2005 i graduated, and worked at co
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
apologies. i am john hailey and the director of transit operations. >> thank you. john. i can -- can i have a member of the grand jury back up. there is back and forth here and now a comment from the mta they're willing to provide the evidence. i am wondering if you ask for the evidence and not provided in the course of the investigation. >> the evidence he is talking about is not the evidence we asked for. i believe he is now saying that he would be happy to give us some kind of list and description of all 180 switchbacks in every month and then we could read about each switch back and determine for ourselves whether that was a good thing for the system or not, and our opinion that is not a statistical study. that's not a comparison in anyway. that's just a description of all the switchbacks with a subjective opinion as to whether it was a good thing or a bad thing, and he may have offered us to do that, but we decided that would have been perhaps a thousand switchbacks we would have to read about and make up our minds whether they were a good or bad idea. in other words, this is not
SFGTV
Nov 4, 2012 6:30am PST
since 1977, so, i guess that's 35 years. to john [speaker not understood], i'm the new kid. john has lived and worked in our neighborhood for i don't know how long, many years. he is a nonprofit housing developer, developed his land use skills, being a key person involved in the original south of market plan, and in the redevelopment agency's. and this afternoon john would like to speak about some of the key outcomes of this process. john elderling. >> thank you, jim. and good afternoon, commissioners. actually, jim has one year on me. i got there in '78. when i took the job at top coat. and i've only lived there since '96 actually physically. what i want to address is what to expect the actual real life results to be over the next two decades given the enactment of this plan. what actually will happen, what are the key outcomes. and the first thing i want to draw your attention to is that the plan is a substantial up zoning in terms of residential development in particular compared to the 1990 zoning that is in place today. what we expect to come from that -- and, of course, it depe
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
responsibility to the director john saint croy in matters that go to the very heart of the open and honest operation. it is a real shame that a citizen of this city has to actually fight with boards and commissions who have taken an oath to support and defend the constitution of the united states and that of the state of california, who in some cases even have a chance to speak. and this is protected political free speech. and to represent it in some other way than a person who is speaking in the original, official records is nothing but censorship. and you want to censor it, which is why it has gone on this long. included in one of the determinations from the task force was a directive to the city attorney who stopped telling city bodies that not following the law as written, is wrong. and quit advising them to do it. this also referred to the district attorney office as well as this. >> good evening, commissioners, my name is dr. derek kerr. and i have comment that relates to the executive director's report and your annual report to the board. as you know, protection of whistle bl
SFGTV
Nov 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
and for the department of technology john. john, how are you? we have john from the department of technology and wanted to speak as well and welcome. >> thank you supervisors and thank you civil grand jury for your report and everyone attending. i want to take a few moments. i don't want to rehash the stuff said and commented on and you probably want a rich dialogue in question and answer period. i want to visit a few of points and give context to the conversation and like you i am fascinated by the title of the report and we should revisit a little bit and after being here for five years now where we have been and where we are coming to. in terms of deja vu let's reflect back where we were as individuals with technology or as an organization with the city. when i joined the city we didn't have a plan or a governance structure or coit and sun shet and talking about creating this structure and we were struggling how much money were we spending on it in the city? when i came here there wasn't a report? and so it has been a long and complex journey, and i think it will continue in th
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
committee. >> that will be a challenge, definitely. >> thank you very much for that, john paul. one of the best things about this role is the opportunity to work with john paul and carla before you, susan, there's really some talented, dedicated people who are not just dedicated but really good at what you guys do. you are good teachers and so i thank you all for the opportunity to have done that. >> and, howard, if you would stay for a minute, the council would like to present you a small token of our appreciation. . >> thank you very much. >> howard, on behalf of the council, carla, everyone involved, i with like to present you with this token of our appreciation for all your hard work and your dedication and we hope to see your face around because we do need your opinion and we know you will speak your mind. thank you. >> thank you. that's beautiful. thank you very much. (applause). >> thank you all. >> thank you so much, howard. moving on to item no. 9, a report from the disability disaster preparedness committee. joanna >> good afternoon. actually my report will be extremely br
SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
applause] the last giant manager to win more than one world series was john mcgraw in 1921, but don't let bochy fool you with his seemingly easy going nature. the wheels are always turning with him and we can say there is no finer manager in the game today. [cheers and applause] i want to acknowledge the foundation of the giants organization, our ownership group, 32 strong lead by charles johnson. they stepped up to serve as a stalt walt of this franchise and saved it in 1976 and then brought it to san francisco in the first place in 1958. i am proud each owner during the 55 years in san francisco is represented here today. as a fourth generation san franciscan growing up in the richmond district my heroes did wear orange and black. i watched them with my dad and mays and the other players. they're all here today. i knew their story as well as i knew my own because their stories were mine. they were part of my heritage. my parents passed it down to him just as brandon crawford's parents passed it to him and you're passing it your children and pam and i are passing it our children. all my
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
behalf of the people of the city and we are happy to have john fung head this up and behalf of the board and all of us and thank you mr. secretary. mr. administrator. senator feinstein, leader pelosi, congress woman spear and mayor lee and thank you all for being here and now it's time to make it official. it's sign that document. okay. [applause] >> thank you tom. and as we're getting ready to sign this grand slam document let me make sure we give a great appreciation to our county transportation authority who has been administering the funds for this great project and a great shout out to the union square improvement district. i know there are businesses big and small that will suffer a little bit from the construction but they're going to be patient. they know the result of this is a great future for our great city and thank you to all of the businesses and we will be communicating with them all the time with all of the agencies. decades now ladies and gentlemen city residents and our city will know the vision started 20 years ago to today we built a great transportation system we're
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm PDT
>>> thank you very much. and as john said, i do believe that mental health is more than just the individual, it's about creating community. and i feel very honored and very proud of the board of supervisors that you are acknowledging the importance of mental health in this city. i've worked for the city 23 years in mental health and i often come every budget year, you know, as john says to kind of fight or advocate for the needs of the community. and i live in the community and i work in the community, and i feel that a lot of times when the most stressed people in the city are suffering different traumas and the violence and the different pressures of immigration and other things, that they isolate in that moment and that when we can bring them back to community activities or partner with other agencies and schools and work all together, that's when we create more of a family and healing. so, thank you for acknowledging me and the need for mental health in our sector. so, thank you. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor. our next honoree will be acknowledged by supervisor campos.
SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
commissioners. my name is john john locheus and the commander in charge at the metro division at the police department. in this capacity i will be supervising central southern, mission, northern and tenderloin task force and also the alu unit, so i look forward to our continued cooperation, continued good work with the entertainment commission, and please reach out to me if i could be of any assistance to you in the future. >> thank you commander. >> you're welcome. >> welcome aboard. >> okay. officer mathaius. >> good evening commissioners. i am from central station. i will do a short re-cap what has been occurring over the last few weeks. as far as at the impala i was talking to people that worked that night and they were saying it was probably the worse night in three years as far as the volume of people. i asked if it was regard ago we had fleet week and tourists with the blue angels, festivals and several things going on in the city that weekend and it didn't seem to have to do with the military. they said that part was fine but we go back to the party buses. on this particular
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 9:30am PDT
been extremely inadequate. i want to thank spur, john king of the san francisco chronicle as well as the planning department for their strong advocacy to ensure this legislation would help move forward better signage requirements and i also want to thank supervisor wiener for his attention to this topic as well. we have a brief presentation from the planning department and i'd like to invite planning staff to make that presentation. >> good afternoon, chair mar and supervisors, kemia hadadar from the planning department. i'm going to go over the issues we found out through (inaudible) also our own trips to these spaces. there were multiple issues this legislation is trying to address. one is the size of these plaques. currently the code doesn't regulate the size so that made these signs to be in different sizes so, like, for example in this one we have a small like 6 by 10 inches sign plaque here, it's 55 second street. on 55 mission we have a slightly bigger one with lots of text in there, small font, and then empire park is a large sign with language in both chinese and english. th
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 6:30am PDT
had called john st. croix and told him on his personal cell phone according to his statement made to kcbs in this room that she called over because there was some threat on the mayor's life. so, now, it was turns out that it is a bomb threat. and i would like to think that the mayor cares about the citizens of this city and county. and i would like to think that if there is a bomb threat in the city hall that the whole building is evacuated. >> i was upset in the minutes that we could say easily on the 29th. mr. hur that you recessed the meeting and adjourned it at the end. but i personally witnessed it in the meeting as soon as the bomb threat came in this meeting was adjourned i saw him do that with my own eyes, next there to mr. st. croix and to here it adjourned and reconvenes and this is unusual and none of it is in the minutes. so the actual record of what actually happened in this room is not accurate. and i object to that. and when i said that this was done inclusion with the mayor and steve cava and mr. sure. captain over at the sfpd and i said that there was collusion going
SFGTV
Nov 2, 2012 3:30pm PDT
on other changes. i think this is great work by the entire gang, kay, angela, rick,Ñcñ?ñ john, cheryl,>pñ?ñ? , alex, everybody, and happy to continue working on this very important project÷xñ?ñ?ñ that vw other people care about, unfortunately. thank you very much. >> chair kim: thank you, mr. pilpel. we always appreciate your feedback. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is nowjñ?ñ? closed. is there any comments before we okay. seeing none, do we have a motion to accept the amendments that were stated? >> i totally agree, these amendments of the whole, correct? >> chair kim: yes,es, of the whole. madam clerk, did you want to >> supervisor elsbernd: to'nsvñdr8e november 15. >> thank you. supervisor elsbernd is right, continue to november 15. we would also ask that the motion be amended, that the effective date fornzñ?ñ? these d rules be january 8, 2013, and that would be onapñ?ñ? the cover motion. >> chair kim: thank5jñ?ñ? you. so we do have a motion to accept these amendments as a whole, and also to amend)çhmg2p the board - the a
SFGTV
Nov 1, 2012 10:30pm PDT
deputy city attorney john givner and the the#$s#ktks previous dy attorney cheryl adams. there is worth mentioning honorable mention for several deputy, director rick cal dera, and operations deputy madeline,? peggy, my assistant, alex, supervisor elsbernd's office and judson, from the president's office. but most importantly, to the=añ? board, in total, for approving the department's budget, which to shepherd this for me and the? board. she has combined exerns as an assistantoñ?ñ? clerk, as a legislative deputy clerk and as active clerk of the board, 40 years worth, in the department, and extensive knowledge of the board's rules of order. i am grateful to kay for her effort. so now, i will hand it over to kay to review what the most salient changes are. afterwards, i would3hñ?ñ? like o review with the committee a couple of additional amendments that we're going to ask for, in the end, we're going to ask that an amendment of the whole be accepted. our expectation is that should those amendments be accepted then the document itself will sit in your committee for two weeks to a
SFGTV
Nov 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
current people we have here? my understanding john gallagher is a service connected -- >> chair kim: i know he is. currently on the commission do are other commissioners that are service connected. >> chair kim: currently how many women sit on theq9!kcmÑ commission? >> currently we have four women on the commission. >> chair kim: thank you so much, commissioner. being here today. kim and supervisor ferrell. today, i come before you to appointment of michael™
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 1:30am PDT
present from this is the mta. >> good afternoon, chairman mar, supervisors. my name is john, the central subway project denominator and i have a brief presentation to walk you through the proposed station design. these are the current renders of the northern entrance of the union square market street station and to paraphrase mark bueller president of the recreation and park commission his statements is that "this is a great example of how the approval process has significantly inproved the station design." before i go into actual renderings of the station i would brief lick like to talk broke the. central subway is a 1.7 mile extension of the existing 5.4 miles of the t line that went into service in april of 2007. the combined central subway and t line will cut trip times in half to 68% of the population. this is on the geary side of geary and stockton. this is a view of the geary side of the square as it exists today, and i would like for to you focus your eye on the middle right of the photographs, as the next slide will show you the overlay of the station itself. it actually restore
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 7:30pm PDT
speaker. >>> john jingle. with more mass murders, [speaker not understood] controlling the media, obama needs another no-brainer issue to win over independent voters and that decisive issue is what clint east wood asked an empty chair to do and that is bring them home tomorrow morning. i think this legislative body has tried to end the arsenal conflicts in iraq and afghanistan still going on. but here is a time when mr. obama could use his authority to use armed forces as he determines to be necessary under martial law 107 24 3, domestic terrorism act of 2002, to order the troops home tomorrow. they can't come home because they're tripped. but at least the average idiot voter would have then another decisive issue between a guy who wants to maintain mass murder and a guy who wants to end it. and this legislative body is perhaps the most powerful on earth because you have a chance to influence the shadow president of the united states, my friend willie brown, when he becomes vice president of the united states [speaker not understood] organized crimes for 9/11 friendly plan, and you can
SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
convening into closed attorney. >> city attorney: deputy city attorney john griv ner. in closed session the committee through 11 to the full board with recommendation. >> chair kim: thank you. disclose what occurred in closed session. we had a motion and second. opposition. so we did find out that one of it. i think hew?vv2Ñ=k outside. this is for item 2, for the veterans affairs commission. suspend our rules so we cand[!er just -- we can reopen this item. >> i move to suspend the rules. >> chair kim: great. so we do have a motion to suspend the rules. in order to reopen item 2 which we have continued. mr. michael maffei, i know that you've rushed to get over here so we will certainly hear8÷=erxu today in stead of two weeks. i am so sorry. apologize for taking your time and to commissioners levin and wong for being here. i thank you very much. >> supervisor elsbernd: no problem. i know you missed the format but we asked focusek039 folks to tat their experience. you had members of the public speak on your behalf so we we would like to hear you speak today and we will not ask you to come ba
SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
piece i think is really missing in many of these project and getting them done. >> john, quick question for you, and i appreciate all your comments and responses and the time we have worked together on certain projects. i think backing up on the civil grand jury report and president chiu's question you talk about organizational and operational questions and the dialogue and whether it's a structural issue, the centralization? to me it's real. i appreciate your budget has been slashed 25% and brutal in any environment and especially when other budgets hasn't been slashed as much, and understanding it might upset the apple cart so to speak, but i don't think we can be afraid of that in g we have to innovate. to some degree and maybe your department faces a challenge and labeled innovation capital of the world, however you want to label it and in the center of technology globally and i think we are expected to innovate. so what are some of the things that have to happen? what environments do you have to see -- let's say it's a centralization issue. what are issues that have to take place t
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 3:30am PDT
of the people of the city and we are happy to have john fung head this up and behalf of the board and all of us and thank you mr. secretary. mr. administrator. senator feinstein, leader pelosi, congress woman spear and mayor lee and thank you all for being here and now it's time to make it official. it's sign that document. okay. [applause] >> thank you tom. and as we're getting ready to sign this grand slam document let me make sure we give a great appreciation to our county transportation authority who has been administering the
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
grant frs the san francisco arts commission but it's also unveiling a new piece by john chang and one key piece will be a portrait where i am narrating part of it and a chance to work with the jazz and improv community and also that support the cultural equity in the neighborhoods and i will narrate a key piece with that. thank you. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. colleague i want to recognize two that have passed in the nation and george mcgovern and my first election then when i was paying attention to anything and his significance under the campaign in the country gave a lot of strength to millions of people in this country that still last today although people don't always see the results we expect. i want to mention the passing of russell means and from the american indian movement and from the bay area and his contributions to the united states is significant and the 60's and two individuals who have made a great difference in our nation's history. the other thing i am introducing today is a resolution. colleagues you may have heard reports in the media
SFGTV
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
correct your failings. thank you for listening, see you next month. >> i am john (inaudible), building inspector. i would like to say congratulations to our building inspection team. thanks to you, your leadership, we have the highest morale we have ever had in the department. we have just one disgruntled employee out of 250, approximately. i think that's a pretty good track record. we hear that particular individual month after month here inviting others, they are not showing up. i am not aware of any. keep up the good work. thank you. . >> president mccarthy, honorable commissioners, my name is irvin comminsky. i am here to request that you take an interest in this case and help me address the problems and my tenants so we can solve the issues that the building has. there is one item i think may be ripe for your consideration and that was an order of abatement that was posted on april 18th and it probably should have moved to your commission for consideration and the 2655 folks have filed plans on may the 7th or 2nd, i believe, and i've seen those plans now and unfortunate
SFGTV
Nov 4, 2012 2:30am PST
. and then aveneta has been used at john oconnell and that was the one they selected. >> if possible, i presented before the youth commission and the youth commission asked us specifically for the success rates of the targeted recovery options. so if we could get that information. how successful is summer school? passing grades and that kind of thing. how successful is night school? how successful are the online options for students? let's see, what other things are we doing? i think those are the three options that we're looking at, is that correct? >> correct. >> so the youth commission specifically as a commissioner specifically asked for the success rates of those programs. and then i just want to say that they have been trained on what the recovery options will be? at their school site or away from their school in spite because really i haven't seen what the current recovery options will be at each school site or in the community. so i'm wondering if the counselors know and if they have been trained on it? otherwise, how can they direct the students to actually participate in th
SFGTV
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
today. >> good morning. and welcome to the budget and finance committee. my name is supervisor john avalos, the chair of the committee. joined to my right by supervisor jane kim and to my left by supervisor sean elsbernd. the clerk of the committee is mr. victor young and mr. clerk, can you share with us your announcements? >> please turn off all cell phones and electronic devices. items acted upon today will be forwarded to the full board of supervisors meeting of november 20th, unless otherwise stated. thank you. >> i wanted to acknowledge our sfgovtv staff who are work on this hearing. that is nona and jesse larson. could you call our first item. >> item no. 1, resource approving and authorizing an agreement for the purchase of parcel of real estate located at 1550 evans avenue and 330 newhall street consisting of approximately 4.6 acres improved with 50,593 square feet of office and industrial buildings for the san francisco public utilities commission for a purchase price of $15 million, adopting findings under ceqa, adopting findings that the conveyance is consistent with the
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
stop [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> good afternoon. john [speaker not understood] from san francisco. this is about human behavior. [speaker not understood] changed the time, but our basic instincts did not. our place i can [speaker not understood] syndromes for getting an adrenaline high, watching a batman movie at midnight with plenty of violence. we don't need any training, but just do r your thing. and it says, ask hollywood. if you can get people to plunder in their basic pledge of syndrome instincts we can leave the important decisions to our chosen leaders. i am not [speaker not understood], but let's think of something else once in a while. [speaker not understood] probing far from undermining our spiritual convictions [speaker not understood]. at the root of the controversy is the question of what human beings are. how are we to [speaker not understood] that is true to our spirit, nature and intellect. i use the word intellect [speaker not understood]. to be able to tell one thing from another is the power to make distinctions to sort thing
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
this cac be formed and tom radulovich, the bart director and the supervisor loved the idea and john implemented it and i have been guarding it and encouraging it since. and i would very much like to be part of it. i'm also here to take on behalf of nicole agbayani, who is the corridor manager for excelsior group who would make a great addition to the board. she is educated. she is working the excelsior to better businesses, make it a safer place. i think that is all i have to say. thank you. >> thank you so much. next on the list we have veronica garcia, who we actually heard at our last rules committee meeting. and next we have nicole agbayani. i think, it looks in my notes she was not able to make it. you also heard henry kevane at our last meeting and next i will call up rita evans. >> thank you very much for this opportunity to come and express my interest in serving on the balboa park station citizens' advisory committee. i have lived in the area near sunny side neighborhood for the past 25 years. and as a concerned citizen and representative of the sunny neighborhood associati
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
put out a couple years ago which highlighted this issue. i want to thank john king from the san francisco chronicle who has been diligent in drawing public attention to this situation, as well as the planning department for their strong advocacy, as well as supervisor wiener who has also attended this issue as well. colleagues, i ask for your support. >> colleagues, any comments or questions? can we take this same house same call? same house same call, this item passes on first reading. madam clerk, can you call item 15? >> item 15 is an ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding section 1.60 to require the mayor's office and the planning department to report to the board of supervisors every five years on the implementation of charter section 16.110, the affordable housing trust fund charter amendment. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? this ordinance is passed on first reading. next item. >> item 16 is an ordinance amending the san francisco planning code section 231 to allow for greater size and depth from the corner for limited
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 2:30pm PDT
that we have. john, if you could. [video presentation] >> this is the boarding area of the j church and the [speaker not understood]. little pinpoint right here, a child is actually approaching a vehicle almost getting hit by the actual car. you see these poles on the left that stand up? there's actually three feet people walk through every day. these two people just walked past the pole when the car was moving and they don't even think twice because no matter how dangerous it is, people are so desensitized about how this station is set up. and it is actually a travesty that we actually live in san francisco and we put up with stuff like this and this is just the tip of the iceberg. i actually took a tour there with kim weldon who has been doing some capacity work, looking at signage around the station. and we looked at -- we just actually built a walkway from the bart station to the -- to ocean avenue and actually there is wheelchair accessibility for approaching ocean avenue to the bart station. you have to go a quarter mile out of your way to get to the elevator to take you down
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 3:30pm PDT
sign onto their bandwagon, make sure we're getting something out of it. so, you know, john what scoots' model s. i haven't talked to them about their outreach plan or anything like that and encourage them to come and speak to me about what they're thinking so that we can begin to develop a relationship there. but just not to pick on scoots, but you universally, the city, you guys are making these alliances with these companies and i'm not -- i'm uncomfortable with them. i don't think that they're entirely, again, like i said, serving the entire san francisco. as department head, it is our responsibility as city employees, not just department heads, to make sure we're providing something that is going to be good for all of san francisco, not again, a certain segment. thank you. >> yeah, i just wanted to thank mr. rifkin and ms. nuter officially for sharing the important environmental and city goals that car-sharing meets. i did want to ask a question, and maybe some of the people that come to testify in public comment might answer these questions. but i know in the richmond distr
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